Pre-Forum Activities

These optional events are available to attendees on Tuesday, October 18 and require separate registration.

Impact Experience

Tuesday, October 18 | 12:30–6:30 pm Pacific
Oakland, CA | $995 per attendee

Join fellow attendees in an Impact Experience Engagement focused on the principles of equitable philanthropy. Collectively explore the ways in which our own biases, both personal and professional, can affect the way in which we make decisions within our respective professional work and walk away from this session with action steps to begin to address racial and economic inequities within philanthropy from the position you hold. This journey will be accompanied by civil rights songs from an amazing musician and educator and an opportunity to deepen relationships with other participants and colleagues. Impact Experience builds bridges and deep relationships between impact investors, foundations, entrepreneurs, artists, and local leaders to co-create solutions with marginalized communities. They partner with groups to create an even playing field to generate trust, enhance strategy, and drive impact. Impact Experience has a unique approach to addressing the very critical (and timely) issues of structural racism and incorporates a variety of powerful tools to tackle prejudice by confronting and engaging with the historical and ongoing realities of inequality and racial injustice. If you are interested in learning more or have any questions, please reach out to

Transportation will be provided from The Fairmont. This event is contingent upon sufficient interest and funding. If the event is cancelled, registrants will receive a full refund. This event is limited to 20 participants. Please register by July 31.

Storytelling Workshop

Tuesday, October 18 | 1:30–4:30 pm Pacific
The Fairmont | $995 per attendee

Storytelling is an art. It is a skill that requires constant refinement in order to effectively navigate today’s media landscape. And while character limits matter, finding characters to tell your story will ultimately drive success. Even in today’s tech-driven world, stories are inextricably linked to what it means to be human.

Storytelling doesn’t come naturally to everyone. To guide you through its core components, including how to create personal connections in the press and on digital platforms, NCFP is offering this workshop in partnership with Global Strategy Group.

Join us to explore what makes for a compelling narrative and how storytelling can be a social impact tool to advocate for your issue areas, amplify the work of your grantees, and share your family's legacy. We will discuss how philanthropists can use stories to persuade, engage, and inspire others on the issues they care about and we will examine the tools needed to identify audiences and craft a narrative that resonates.

This workshop will remove the mystery behind telling a story and empower participants to tap into the craft.

This event is contingent upon sufficient interest. If the event is cancelled, registrants will receive a full refund. 

Confirmed speakers:

Jade Floyd
Senior Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs
Global Strategy Group

John Schiumo
Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs
Global Strategy Group

Urban Tilth

Tuesday, October 18 | 12:30–4:30 pm Pacific
Richmond, CA | No cost
Sponsored by The Libra Foundation

Urban Tilth inspires, hires, and trains local residents to cultivate agriculture, feed our community, and restore relationships to land to build a more sustainable food system, within a just and healthier community.

Founded in 2005 to help build a more sustainable, healthy, and just local food system, Urban Tilth has emerged as a local leader, a catalyst drawing together a variety of individual, discrete initiatives into a web of integrated, food- and community-focused efforts. They farm, feed, forage, teach, train, build community, employ, and give back. Urban Tilth helps its community grow its own food; train and employ its own young people as “home grown experts”; teach local residents about the relationships among food, health, poverty, and justice; and forge partnerships with local small farmers to increase demand for their produce.

Join a group of colleagues to learn about Urban Tilth's work.

Transportation will be provided from The Fairmont.